Pulaski County Doesn't Get Visit From Obama

Pulaski County Doesn't Get Visit From Obama

WEST PULASKI, AR - Tornado victims in Pulaski County are still wanting help to recover from the damage left behind by April 27th's storms.
WEST PULASKI, AR - Tornado victims in Pulaski County are still wanting help to recover from the damage left behind by April 27th's storms.

Dena Hobday lost her home in the storm, she said, "I feel like nobody even knew that we had been hit, we did not get help for quite some time, it's just recently that people have started coming out."

"It's very difficult, especially when you pull up and you see this mess everyday, it's just a reminder of what happened that Sunday evening, and it would just be nice if it could go away."

Plenty of volunteers have been helping victims, but it was not until this week that FEMA set up shop, after Pulaski County was declared a disaster area. The County itself has had trouble offering assistance because the homes sit on a private road.

Hobday said President Obama should have stopped by Pulaski County on Wednesday as he toured storm damage in Vilonia.

"I believe that he probably should have visited all the areas, because you don't really see the true impact until you visit the sight, and its pretty devastating," said Hobday.

As for bouncing back from this tornado destruction, Hobday said it will be a tough road ahead, "It's kind of hard to think about the future when the past is still sitting right here behind you."

The Hobday family does not know if it will rebuild in that same location in Pulaski County.

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